Features

Projects and full-length essays.

  1. A Look At Bernie Sanders' Electoral Socialism

    On the difference between democratic socialism and social democracy, the future of capitalism, and the socialist response to the Bernie Sanders presidential campaign.

  2. Dyer Lum on the Civil and Mormon Wars

    An overly simplified theory of the relationship between slavery, Mormon cooperatives, and capitalism with application to some interesting events in American history.

  3. On Camels, Liberal Myths, and Ferguson

    My commentary on an aspect of the unrest in Ferguson from what I consider to be a Christian perspective. I examine two reactions to the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO, and identify the liberal myths they reveal. I also make some theoretical speculations about the purpose of both the establishment calls for 'peaceful protest' and the practice of murderous policing. I conclude with a brief look at the benefits of looting.

  4. Loving v. Utah and Mormonism's Embarrassing Saga of Marital Policy

    A look at Utah's fight over Amendment 3 including its parallels to Loving v. Virginia and the Mormon Church's unenviable position as it once again finds itself clinging to an antiquated notion of marriage.

  5. When Police Kill the Homeless

    When police kill the homeless, they often do so with impunity. I've tagged this entry as a 'feature' due to the magnitude of its length more so than of its quality, but it does probe an important issue at the nexus of my libertarian and anti-capitalist motivations. It is my first (and rough) attempt at applying some ideas from the first volume of Agamben's Homer Sacer to the criminalization of homelessness (following Feldman's lead).

Weblog

Shorter thoughts and commentary.

  1. Updates on the Enforcement of Homeless Codes In Boulder and the Rest of Colorado

    Two new reports have been published this year on the state of the criminalization of homelessness in Colorado. Here are some of the highlights.

  2. A Look At Bernie Sanders' Electoral Socialism

    On the difference between democratic socialism and social democracy, the future of capitalism, and the socialist response to the Bernie Sanders presidential campaign.

  3. Joe Hill, the Preacher, and the Slave

    On the centennial anniversary of Joe Hill's execution, his music, and the theology of his Marxian dialectics.

  4. Who Said It, Bernie or Trump?

    One of those fun internet quiz things.

  5. Clinton and 'Big Government'

    Howard Zinn on Clinton